Monday, March 9, 2015

It's finished!!!

Woo hoo...the lighthouse design is now completed!


The design makes me long for those warm, sunny, summer days...




....sand between your toes...




... listening to the waves ...




.... basking in the sun on  those long glorious summer days....



 ...you can tell I'm fed-up of winter....can't you?!!!




So while I'm shivering in what feels like sub arctic temperatures here, I'll look at the lighthouse and know that Spring will eventually come and summer won't be long after!

The design is a kit by Dimensions and is one of their Gold Collection Petites, called 'Cliffside Beacon'. It's stitched on 18 count cream aida with....wait for it.....enough threads in the kit!!!! In fact, this is what I had left over....


...can't complain at that!

Soooooo, what shall I start on now.....?!!!

Watch this space! :)


Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona

30 comments:

Pull the other thread said...

Oh wow Rhona that is spectacular! An absolutely fantastic finish and a beautiful design. Well done for getting all the white done on it.

Rachel Tomkins said...

Big big big congratulations on your finish. I know this chart has not been easy for you at times but you have stuck with it and the reward is a beautiful piece of cross stitch. Well done you!
As for your next start, you don't have a stash page so it definitely will be a surprise! :)

gominam said...

Wow, that is so beautiful! Makes me wanna go to the beach too! Awesome finish:)

Annie said...

It's beautiful! I especially love the outlining of the fence as it gets closer to the foreground. Congrats on the finish!

Justine said...

Oh Rhona what a beautiful finish! Gorgeous summery colours and the shading is fantastic . I have one of those little kits, Overlook Cafe, and you've inspired me to pick it up!

Mii Stitch said...

Wow!!!! What a gem!!! I love it :) Congrats on your finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your lighthouse looks wonderful! Congrats on your finish!

Ariadne said...

Oh it is so so beautiful!Thanks for sharing!I am looking forward to seeing it framed!AriadnefromGreece!

The Crazy Thread Lady said...

Oh my !!! So perfect I love it !! Your French knots look better than mines ! ;) Can't wait to see your next project

Keebles said...

Congrats on your finish and I totally agree! I HATE cold weather! IF only I lived closed to someplace that looked like that, I could die happy.

Nina Hobbysite said...

Beautiful!

Linda said...

Congrats on the super cute finish Rhona.

Linda

Cath said...

Beautiful finish . Made me want to go to the beach , but I think I will wait a few months ,lol. x

Shebafudge said...

Wow! That looks really lovely Rhona. Congrats on such a lovely finish!

Beedeebabee said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL!!! It makes even a snow/winter lover like me wish for warm beachy breezes! What a lovely piece! :) Paulette

Karen said...

Fabulous! It's a lovely design and well stitched. What are you going to do next?

CathieJ said...

Your lighthouse is beautiful. I want to step right into that scene. I love when there is leftover thread from a kit.

Preeti said...

It's looking great !! Congrats :)
I have started my first dimensions kit and I found that the cream Colored aida fabric is not soft as cotton. Did you find it difficult to stitch?
I have sorted the threads on to bobbins and I suppose they might be of some use when I stitch other dimensions kits.

Smily - Света said...

It is so beautiful!

Miamina said...

Well done on the finish! it looks stunning!

Mary Ann said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide to start next!

Katie said...

Wow....gorgeous! Congrats!! Can't wait to see what you work on next.

Blu said...

Congrats! It's such a gorgeous finish!

Anne said...

Big congrats on your finish Rhona! This piece just makes me wish summer was here already! It'll be so nice to hang up on your walls and dream of those lazy summer days!

Barbi said...

Wonderful finish! I love it!

Heather said...

Congrats it's beautiful!

Deb said...

Congrats on your finish!! Amazing work!!

Weronika said...

Wonderful work. Congratulations!

Helen Philipps said...

Well done on finishing this wonderful work, Rhona! It is beautiful!
Helen xox

♥ Nia said...

It looks gorgeous!!!! I love love love it :D
Congrats on your finish :)))))